Tesla recalled more than 24,000 Model 3 manufactured from 2017 through 2022 in the United States (US) due to seat belt problems. The Austin-based manufacturer says the left and center second row seat belt buckles may not be properly attached.
So far, Tesla claims there have been no user reports of injuries or accidents related to this condition. However, improperly fitted seat belts can interfere with component performance and result in fatalities in the event of an accident.
It was quite a highlight, Tesla said that the recall of the 24,000 Model 3 was due to a service error and not a manufacturing problem.
“Servicing certain components on a Model 3 vehicle requires disassembling the left second row seat belt and center seat belt anchor, both of which are fastened with the same bolt. Both components may have been reassembled incorrectly after being disassembled during a service action,” Tesla said. , Friday (10/28/2022).
Earlier this year, NHTSA issued a series of recalls of Tesla vehicles. Nearly all of those recalls were simple software issues that Tesla was able to update through their software update.
Last month, Tesla recalled 1.1 million vehicles due to faulty power windows that could cause injury. The recall covers the 2017-2022 Model Y, Model 3, 2020-2021 Y, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X.
The US manufacturer said if they still have not found any complaints related to the problem.
But NHTSA strongly opposes the damage. They claim that users are at risk of injury because the system fails to function.
Tesla is currently under investigation into the company’s claims that its electric vehicles are self-driving. The investigation was launched by the Department of Justice (DOJ) last year, after a series of accidents allegedly caused by Tesla’s Autopilot system.